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Marcus Verhagen

Program Director, MA Contemporary Art, London

PhD, University of California, Berkeley; BA, Cambridge University

Marcus Verhagen has taught at universities in both Britain and the United States. Working occasionally on the 19th century but primarily on contemporary art, he has contributed to a number of catalogues and anthologies, as well as to periodicals such as Representations, New Left Review, Third Text and Afterall. He has written numerous articles and reviews for art magazines—for, among others, Art Monthly, Art Review, and Frieze. Much of his recent work revolves around globalization; he has, for instance, written articles on migration, translation and tourism as crucial concerns in contemporary art. His book Flows and Counter-Flows; Globalisation in Contemporary Art was published by Sternberg Press in early 2017.

Marcus Verhagen
  • Selected Recent Publications

    Selected Recent Publications

    Flows and Counter-Flows; Globalisation in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, 2017).

    Translation’s Gradient”, Afterall, Spring 2015

    “Past Participating”, New Left Review, Jan./Feb. 2014

    Moyra Davey: Slack Time”, Afterall, Spring 2012,

    “The Nomad and the Altermodern”, Third Text, November 2009

    “A Shot in the Dark”, Saskia Olde Wolbers: A Shot in the Dark, Vienna Secession, 2011

    “Conceptual Perspex”, in Monika Szeweczyk ed., Meaning Liam Gillick, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, 2009

    “Fast Time, Slow Time”, Slow Movement oder: Das Halbe und das Ganze, Kunsthalle Bern, 2009

    “On Looking Back through Sheets of Glass”, Nick Crowe; Commemorative Glass, Manchester Cornerhouse, 2007

    “There’s No Success Like Failure; Martin Kippenberger”, in Lisa Le Feuvre ed., Failure, London and Cambridge, Mass., Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2010

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MA in Contemporary Art - London